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  • Summary: Traxxpad: Portable Studio turns your PSP into a music studio. The power of a drum machine, sequencer, mixer and sampler is now portable. Produce, record, mix, sequence, share, sample and export your own original music and sounds. Record the sounds around you or choose from over a thousand sounds and kits provided. Export to mp3 and make your own ringtones and CDs. [Eidos Interactive] Expand
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
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  1. Want to make an a capella trance song using only your voice? Want to sample a child's nursery rhyme and turn it into a new hip-hop beat? Want to lay down the thickest, sickest breaks you can think of? Traxxpad lets you do it, and it rocks.
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    But for $40, you're getting much, much more than your money's worth. Any PSP gamer with even a passing interest in music creation should absolutely take Traxxpad for a spin.
  3. It takes some patience and dedication to learn, but it is well worth the effort.
  4. Although you may not lay down enough beats with Traxxpad to be considered the next MC Hammer, you'll definitely pump out enough for you and your friends to trade and enjoy.
  5. If you can get over Traxxpad's frustrating control scheme you'll find a lot of depth and value ... assuming that you're looking for a way to make real music on your PSP
  6. Traxxpad requires some commitment, so it's not for the casual user looking for a quick way to kick out some cool beats. If you're willing to commit to it, though, you'll find it to be a pretty powerful little music creation tool.
  7. Traxxpad fails no matter what way you look at it. If it's meant to be a game, something for casual players to noodle with to make some loops and show off, then it bombs because it's absurdly difficult to figure out for no good reason. I haven't encountered sound gear this hard to figure out or use since the Roland W-30. If this is meant for professionals, then why a platform with little access to new sounds or updates, and why no MIDI?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5